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Pumulani
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Pumulani website does not do the lodge any justice- you need to see it... lets start with the rooms... they are HUGE! Until you see them you cannot comprehend the sheer size of them... misleading from the outside. Pumulani is a great place to relax and forget about the outside world for a moment. Was my husbands 40th birthday and a cake was made for him and sang happy birthday to by the staff.. thanks Tapiwe! Great birthday breakfast on the Dhow was also arranged by Rob....many thanks! Friendly and helpful staff do all they can to give you that trip to remember. Priority was to photograph Fish Eagles... and we certainly achieved that thanks to the help of Justice who knew just where to find them. Highly recommend the snorkeling.. don't forget your swimming costume like I did. The sundowner on the Dhow is highly recommended... so tranquil. Food was great but most memorable.... catfish fillets done al-a Tapiwe style..served with chorizio infused couscous.. yum! Best dessert ...so many to choose from .. but those that stood out.. banana tartlet and chocolate pie.. yum! Great beach .. relax or go kayaking..sailing... as well as beautiful pool or swim in the lake.
There are a number of stairs to get to some of the rooms and down to the beach so if you have any issues with steep climbs it is best to let the lodge know so they can best place you in rooms more suitable.

Room Tip: Villa 6 has an amazing lake view but be prepared to climb stairs to get here!
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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5  Thank Louisa C
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Its a place we have been hearing about and when we were there on our honeymoon (Nyengo and Sarah) it was like, this is a place you wanna stay with the one you love away from all the busy town life. Alex and Karina thanks guys for the warm welcome you gave us the food and room was all magic. Villa 9 was awesome, facing the lake, all we could hear are the birds and the calmness of the lake. Pumulani is one place you wanna visit in your life time if you who believes nature and value for your money and better services. The rooms so specious and well equiped, plans underway to visit again as we cant get enough of the place. Alex and Karina keep up the fantastic work and hoping to see you so soon to do it over again at Pumulani.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Nyengo C
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We spent 3 of our honeymoon nights at Pumulani and enjoyed every minute of it.
From the day we arrived, warm welcome from Alex and Karina, him walking with us to our Villa (7).oh we have fond memories of that magical villa.
That place is magic waiting for you to experience it. We enjoyed the Breakfast Dow, the Cocktails... it's like everyone went out of their way to make sure we really had a good honeymoon.
The night before we left, they organized our dinner table by the rocks, in dim lantern light,free champagne, the works....the whole enchilada....whoever came up with that idea is a genius.
We cant thank you enough for the wonderful time we had at Pumulani.
From Alex, to Tapiwa in the kitchen, your chicken dish was my fav.
Danford and Miccah at the Beach for organizing the The Dow , Kayaks. and ofcourse the fishing....you guys are awesome.
Aron at the bar, cant believe your beer was better chilled but the prices are actually lower than at my local joint back in town in Lilongwe at Chester.

We are already planning to go back for our first anniversary November 2014.....keep up the good work guys, U make Pumulani flawless.

Room Tip: Villa 7- The view of the sunrise and sun set on the lake waters is awesome from the comfort of your bed
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank KenMangani
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Several generations of our family spent an ideal week-end at Pumulani. From the greeting by Alex and Jake, to the excellent lunch served immediately, to the extraordinarily spacious and well-equipped villas, to all the other subsequent meals served on the deck or on the beach, this place has it all together. The views from the bar and restaurant and pool of Lake Malawi are breathtaking, the swimming and snorkeling and dhow sail at sunset a continuing pleasure. All the staff participated in making our stay there a relaxed and luxurious interval. Nothing was too much trouble. Pumulani may be a bit out of the way, and the prices may seem high, but the rewards of the experience are worth the effort.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Eagle17NewtonMA
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Luxury. Decadence. Getting spoilt. If you like that type of attention, this would be the place for you. The best of most worlds, right on the lakeshore, soft white sand beaches and a swimming pol for those who prefer familiarity.

Stargazing, Sunset Sails on the Dhow and our personal favourite a Night Braai on the Beach. (Thats a BBQ for non Sowf Effrikens).

Also, dont forget the flowing of ice cold "Greens"......Carlsberg.

Room Tip: Ask for the first Villa on the left, most magnificent views. Best Villa in the house.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Graeme G
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